Posted by Nicole K on June 22, 2003 at 23:35:56:
In Reply to: question... posted by Wendy on June 22, 2003 at 23:21:15:
: Hi ladys!! I am not a mom YET, but I am pregnant. I thought this would be the place to post this question since most of you guys have already given birth. I just wanted to know, does an epidural hurt really bad? I know I want one, but I think I am dreading it more than chilbirth itself!! Any responses would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
Congratulations on your pregnancy!! Epidurals do not really hurt at all, just a little pin prick, and believe me you will be concentrating on the pain of your contractions as they get stronger and last longer, you won't even notice the prick of the epidural going in.....just relax.
Unfortunately, my first epidural did not work, only half of my body was frozen so I could feel my contraction only on one side so they had to do the epidural over.
Don't worry, I'm sure your experience will be better than mine.
Goodluck!! How far along are you?